River reports – San River Poland


fly fishing in Poland

Stuart Crofts' report

September 27th, 2009 at 21:38

I last fished the San river in 2005 as part of the England Fly Fishing Team. We were there for the European Championships. Ever since that trip I have wanted to return. So I arrived on September 20th with a party of six anglers from the Grimsby Piscatorials.
They have fished with me many times on the River Ure in North Yorkshire (England), therefore, had some experience of river fly-fishing, but of course, nothing prepares you for the San river! During the week we had bright sunshine everyday and a low, clear river, far from ideal fishing conditions. However during the week everyone caught fish and some had fish of a lifetime. Some others lost what would have been fish of a lifetime! What I remember from the trip in 2005 was the fly hatches, well in 2009 they were just as good, in fact awesome is the only word that can come close to describing what we saw. Blue winded olives and caddis all making an appearance with the BWO spinners the stars of the shows each evening. However, I think what caused the greatest surprise was when a wild boar just came across the river right in front of one of our party. We fished mainly with “duo” during the day and single dries in the evening with the locally tied flies head and shoulders above ours! Wojtek and Richard were just amazing, nothing was too much trouble. What with great fishing, great company, great food and a wonderful river what more could you want? I have already booked for next year.

Stuart (“Skippy”) Crofts